Dan Wilson Performs & Explains Love Without Fear

 
 
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Dan Wilson - Last.fm Sessions Interview

Dan discusses writing for other people (letting his songwriting be interpreted by other artists) namely Adele; naming his albums with "big words" (love, life, fear); and how his new album "Love Without Fear" wasn't good until he stopped trying to record it by himself and he brought friends in

Probably best known for his time with the bandSemisonic, Minneapolis based musician Dan Wilson has in actuality made appearance far and wide in the music industry, such as with the psychedelic band Trip Shakespeare in the 1990s as well as several co-writing & collaborations with a number of major artists such asAdele.  Wilson was part of a Grammy-winning team that produced to “Someone Like You” as well as several other contributions to Adele’s Billboard Chart Domination.

More importantly however, Dan Wilson is an artist as an individual.  A singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and occasional cartoonist who’s Grammy-nominated smash “Closing Time” dominated every single music chart in the world through the late 90’s and is still an anthem for bars & pubs internationally.

“Closing Time” (2.1 million scrobbles)

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Closing Time Lyrics
Closing time, open all the doors
And let you out into the world
Closing time, turn all of the lights on
Over every boy and every girl.
 

Presently, Dan is pursuing a solo career; of which he has just released his third full length album (Love Without Fear) back in April.

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Dan’s new songs are amongst his to scrobbles on Last.fm, with the title track for Love Without Fear coming in at #2 last week.

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“Love Without Fear”

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Love Without Fear Lyrics
You meet a lot of lonely people on the road
Get a little scared, throw you to the wolves
You meet a lot of perfect strangers in your room
Get a little close, run away soon
 

In speaking with Dan, he discusses the collaborative effort, namely how he is fascinated by artists re-interpreting his original composition; naming his albums with “big words” (love, life, fear); and how his new album “Love Without Fear” wasn’t good until he stopped trying to record it by himself and he brought friends in.

“Sometimes a magician will show you how they’re doing the trick, and then when they do the trick your mind is still blown. Really good music can be like that too.”

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